Gorgeous by Rachel Vail (NY: HarperCollins, 2009)
In this quirky twist of the Faust story, ninth-grade Allison Avery makes a deal with devil: her cell phone in exchange for seven people thinking she's gorgeous. For terminally insecure, Allison this seems like a no brainer. But then she finds herself having to choose what's more important to her: her family and relationships or selling out to win a modeling contest.
Excellent teen read. Some cursing, no sex, no violence.
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